Gradara Castle was built between the 11th and 15thcenturies and was the scene of continuing conflict between the Malatesta and Montefeltro families before falling under control of the Sforza family. However its place in history has been secured thanks not so much to these warring families but to the great poet Dante. In the Divine Comedy, in the fifth Canto in the Inferno, he recounts the tragic love affair between Paolo and Francesca, which stands as a timeless symbol for generations of lovers. Their passionate affair took place here at Gradara Castle and their chamber in the castle still has a melancholy atmosphere which remains just as poignant today.
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Rolling Hills and Ancient Villages
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What to see and do on your first visit to the Marche Region.
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The year 2021 marks the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death. In his Divine Comedy Dante described historical places and characters of the Marches, that are so important for the narration; he actually transformed them into icons and symbols of universal literature, by creating a special atmosphere, including myth and poetry
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